Detroit Red Wings Wiretap

Rangers Send Two Draft Picks To Wings For Brendan Smith

Mar 1, 2017 2:03 AM

Rangers GM Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Brendan Smith from the Red Wings in exchange for the Rangers’ own third round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and Ottawa’s second round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

Smith, 28, has skated in 33 games with Detroit this season, registering two goals and three assists for five points, along with 34 penalty minutes. He is averaging 18:44 of ice time per game this season, which is a career-high, and he ranked fourth among Red Wings defensemen in average ice time in 2016-17. 

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Tags: New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Red Wings Lose Howard For Four To Six Weeks

Dec 23, 2016 6:51 PM

Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard will miss four to six weeks due to a knee sprain, general manager Ken Holland told reporters Friday.

Howard was hurt Tuesday night in a 4-1 loss at Tampa Bay. He left the game in the second period, unable to put weight on his right leg.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Injury, Misc Rumor

David Legwand Retires After 16-Year NHL Career

Dec 23, 2016 2:01 AM

David Legwand announced his retirement Thursday, ending a 16-year NHL career that began as the Nashville Predators' first draft pick.

The 36-year-old Legwand had 228 goals and 390 assists in 1,136 career regular-season games with Nashville, Detroit, Ottawa and Buffalo. He's Nashville's career leader in goals (210), assists (356), points (566), game-winning goals (41) and games (956). He had five goals and nine assists in 79 games last season for Buffalo.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Red Wings Re-Acquire Martin Frk Off Waivers

Nov 2, 2016 1:09 AM

The Detroit Red Wings have claimed forward Martin Frk off waivers from Carolina, and they assigned him Tuesday to Grand Rapids of the AHL.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Sweden Names Wings' Zetterberg World Cup Captain

Aug 12, 2016 5:50 PM

Henrik Zetterberg will be Sweden's captain for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey.

Zetterberg's captaincy was announced at an event in Stockholm. This is his 13th international appearance for Sweden and second as captain.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Wings, Danny DeKeyser Agree To Six-Year, $30M Deal

Jul 26, 2016 12:22 PM

Defenseman Danny DeKeyser is staying home, agreeing to a deal with the Detroit Red Wings.

The 26-year-old had an arbitration hearing set for Thursday, but Red Wings general manager Ken Holland told the Detroit Free Press on Tuesday that DeKeyser has agreed to a six-year, $30 million contract.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Brad Richards Retires After 15 NHL Seasons

Jul 21, 2016 2:01 AM

Longtime NHL center Brad Richards has retired after 15 seasons in the league, the NHL Players' Association announced Wednesday.

Richards made stops with the Lightning, Stars, Rangers, Blackhawks and Red Wings. A 2011 All-Star, he collected 298 goals and 634 assists in his 15 seasons.

Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Red Wings Sign Luke Glendening To Four-Year Extension

Jul 14, 2016 6:47 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have signed center Luke Glendening to a four-year extension worth $7.2 million.

The team announced the deal Thursday. Glendening had a year left on his contract.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Pavel Datsyuk Signs Two-Year Deal With SKA St. Petersburg

Jul 9, 2016 1:08 AM

Former Detroit Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk has signed a two-year contract with Russian club SKA St. Petersburg after leaving the NHL.

Datsyuk left the Red Wings last month with a year left on his contract, saying it was time to return home to his native Russia.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor, Signing

Pavel Datsyuk Decides To Leave Wings, Will Return To Russia

Jun 18, 2016 9:20 PM

Pavel Datsyuk confirmed Saturday that he will leave the Red Wings after 14 seasons to return to his native Russia.

The 37-year-old center, who had a year left on his contract, spent his entire career with the Red Wings, and he helped Detroit win the Stanley Cup in 2002 as a rookie. He was one of the franchise's stars when it won another title in 2008.

He plans to reunite with his teenage daughter and continue his career in the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor

Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe Passes Away At 88
Gordie Howe led the Red Wings to four Stanley Cups and was the boyhood idol of Wayne Gretzky, who eventually broke his scoring record.


John Torchetti Joins Red Wings Coaching Staff
The Red Wings hired John Torchetti as an assistant coach on Thursday.

Pavel Datsyuk To Retire After NHL Playoffs
Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk plans to retire from the NHL and go back to Russia after this season.

Red Wings Move Closer To Playoffs
The Red Wings will be back in the NHL playoffs if they beat the Bruins on Thursday night.

Leafs To Host Wings In Outdoor Game
The Maple Leafs will celebrate their 100-year anniversary with an outdoor game on January 1 at BMO Field.

East Wins Skills Competition; Wings' Larkin Fastest Skater
The Eastern Conference won the NHL skills competition 29-12 on Saturday.

Red Wings Sign Justin Abdelkader To Seven-Year Deal
Justin Abdelkader's new deal is worth an average of $4.25M per season.

Wings Prospect Jerome Verrier Breaks Leg
Jerome Verrier collided with Darren Helm during the training camp's first ten minutes.

Johan Franzen Cleared To Play
Johan Franzen was limited to 33 games last season because of post-concussion syndrome and other injuries.

Red Wings, Tomas Jurco Agree On Two-Year Deal
Tomas Jurco scored 3 goals in 63 games with the Red Wings last season.

Red Wings Sign Eric Tangradi To One-Year Contract
Eric Tangradi played just seven games for the Canadiens last season.

Chris Pronger, Nicklas Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov Voted Into HOF
Chris Pronger is still under contract as an NHL player.

Wings Hire Jeff Blashill As New Head Coach
Jeff Blashill has coached the Red Wings AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids the past three seasons.

Source: Red Wings To Name Jeff Blashill New Head Coach
Jeff Blashill has been groomed to be Mike Babcock's replacement as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings.

Wings Waiting For End Of AHL Season To Announce New Coach
Grand Rapids coach Jeff Blashill has been an candidate to take over the Red Wings.

Dan Bylsma Free To Take Any Head Coaching Job Offered To Him
Buffalo, San Jose, New Jersey and Detroit have coaching openings.

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Fetisov Wants To Prevent Young Russians Jumping To NHL
Slava Fetisov wants to stop Russians from moving to North America before they turn 28 years of age.

Maple Leafs Hire Mike Babcock As Head Coach
Mike Babcock joins the Leafs after serving as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings for the past 10 seasons.

RealGM Staff Report

Report: Mike Babcock In Contract Talks With Sabres
Mike Babcock remains under contract with the Red Wings through June 30.

Report: Mike Babcock To Visit With Sharks
The Sharks are one of four teams that sought permission to talk with Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock.

San Jose Mercury News